May 4, 2022
Age Rating: M
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: André Lima Araújo
Genre: Crime, murder mystery
The problem with hiding is there’s no place to run once you’ve been discovered.
This is the big one. All the trains collide.
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #7, created by Rick Remender and André Lima Araújo jumps right into the story with Xavier waking to what appears to be an ordinary day. Things take an ominous turn with a mysterious text, and Xavier finds himself on the run. Unfortunately, he runs into the wrong man…or men…or not. When Sonny awakes and finds Xavier missing, he searches frantically for Xavier, but will he be too late?
The artwork has a nice noir feel and does a good job depicting emotion and action. My only issue is with using words like “slash” to depict the sound made from a knife wound, or “kck” to depict a kick to the head. TBH, though, I’m not exactly sure what sound it makes when you stab someone with a knife. The worst I’ve ever done is remove a layer of skin with a vegetable peeler, which really didn’t make much noise at all until I started cursing the potato, the vegetable peeler, and every vegetable within a three-block radius.
There are some unanswered questions (who is Sonny to Xavier and how did they end up together?) and some backstory that was most likely explained in Issues 1-6 (what happened that they’re in a work camp in Hemlock Valley, BC?) but this is definitely not the authors’ fault--I’m the one who chose to jump in with issue 7. I was hooked, though, and I'm Really looking forward to #8. Is Xavier in danger or not? And who wanted him taken? Will Sonny find him before it’s too late, and should Xavier even be with Sonny? Looks like we’ll have to wait and see.
Reviewer: Deb S.